Advisor

Barbara Brower

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (48 p.)

Subjects

Human ecology - History, Oregon -- Environmental conditions -- History

Abstract

Sheltered by mountains on all sides, the 724-square mile Tualatin Valley has been home to successive groups of people who have shaped the landscape based on their needs, tools, and ideas about the human relationship to nature. Thousands of years of indigenous burning practices and cultivation of native plants, followed by two centuries of European-American fur trapping, agriculture, logging, and urbanization have created the Tualatin Valley landscape of today. Understanding how a history of changing land use has affected the region is integral to building an environmentally sustainable future.

Description

A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14692

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